Posts Tagged “Bayliner 4087”

Down to one boat

Down to one boat

We are now down to one boat and no storage room. Only four dock lines and two jobs tie us to Seattle. We’ve been living aboard Nordhavn 5263 since taking delivery on Friday February 19th, and three days ago, the new owners took delivery of our Bayliner 4087. The past week has been a busy…

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Bayliner 4087

Bayliner 4087

Last year, Bayliner Magazine interviewed us for a story about our travels and experiences aboard Dirona, our Bayliner 4087 (article). Soon we will take delivery of a Nordhavn 52, and turn the 4087 over to new owners. We are, of course, eager to have the Nordhavn, but are not desperate to get off the 4087….

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Bayliner 4087 Fuel Consumption?

Bayliner 4087 Fuel Consumption?

A recent question on Bayliner 4087 fuel consumption: We are currently in negotiations to purchase a Bayliner 4087, 2001 model with 330 Cummins Engines.  Can you set my expectations for fuel burn? Second question, we have just sold our Grand Banks 32 for a faster boat.  However, much of the time I do anticipate cruising…

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Transom Diesel Soot

Transom Diesel Soot

I recently had a question on how to eliminate diesel-engine sooting at the transom.  It’s an interesting topic because almost everyone is convinced they have a solution. These solutions run from expensive diesel fuel additives to passing the diesel through permanent magnets on the way to the engines.   Overall, I’m pretty resistant to paying…

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Sherwood vs Seamax?

Sherwood vs Seamax?

A recent question: I am just learning about these pumps and at 1000 hrs on 330B, my starboard raw water pump began leaking at a rate to great to ignore. So after plunking down over $1600 with California’s 8.75% sales tax for two, if one’s bad the other must be near death right? However after…

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Two More House Batteries for Dirona

Two More House Batteries for Dirona

When we’re cruising farther from home, we typically move the boat each day. The engines are run enough to charge the house batteries fully, and power is never a problem. But when out on the weekends, we often work and don’t move the boat as much, if at all.  Usually we have several computers running…

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To Repitch or not to Repitch?

I got a question earlier this year that essentially asked: I can’t quite reach full rated RPM under load but I’m only 50 to 100 RPM low in my Bayliner 4788. I’m considering playing it safe and repitching my props but my dealer recommends that I not bother until next season.  Is it OK to…

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Checking Engine Drive Belts and Pulleys

Diesel engines have a great reputation for incredible longevity, yet most recreational marine diesels fail well before they should. The two primary killers are 1) overload (discussed at Diesel Engine Overload and Tony Athens’ Engine Life vs. Engine Loading) and 2) poor maintenance & operating conditions. Both are easy to avoid with a bit of…

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High Output Charging System

Those of us with recent Cummins engines (since they started using air preheaters) will notice that the factory alternators are actually pretty respectable.  My 2000 270Bs come with 105A Delco alternators. You would think this means I can charge at over 200A with the two installed in Dirona.  Well, it turns out that the 105A…

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Cummins Power Curves Available

In the previous posting, Cumins Power Curves Confidential I talked about why having Power Curves for your specific engines is a good idea and why and argue it was a mistake for Cummins to not make this data available to customers. This data is now reported to be available. Apparently the Cummins folks I spoke with at…

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Power Curves are Cummins Confidential?

Since new, I’ve had the Cummins Performance Curves for my CPL 2205 engines but it was for a different rating.  Apparently the CPL 2205 engine was sold in a 260 HP Recreational  rating and a 225 Medium Continuous rating.  Sometime back I asked Cummins for the exact Performance Curve for my 270B (260HP Recreational) and…

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Sherwood P1700X Raw Water Pump Wear

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Cummins Thermostat Failure

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Propeller tuning

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Installing Digital Tachometers

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Changing the Raw Water Pump

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